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Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1 | [Paul Noble]

Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1

Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.
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Publisher's Summary

Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a ground-breaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

Part 1 of the course covers:

  • Language ground rules
  • The use of the past tense
  • Numbers
  • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out

Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking Italian expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)

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    Sally pellegrue, France 28/12/2012
    Sally pellegrue, France 28/12/2012
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    "The Very Best Starter Course to Learn Italian"

    My husband and I restore houses in France as a full time job 6 days a week, so the only way I can learn a language is via something that is completely "audio based" - I have no time to study "accompanying booklets or notes". The Paul Noble series of 3 is fautless in this. If you listen to nothing else to learn a language, then this is the absolute MUST to start learning a language. He explains everything so well, his instructions are clear, and there is no gratuitous chat or jokes that others seem to waste so much time in doing. At the end of the three series, I felt confident and happy, and never needed to look at any of the accompanying booklets - fantastic when you really do want to learn via an audio medium. My only critisism - that Paul Noble does not continue with more series. I have tried other options to continue my learning, but nothing compares to his clean and clear way of teaching.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    GILLIAN LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    GILLIAN LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Great introduction into learning Italian."

    Learning Italian with Paul Noble was so easy. I suprised myself how easy it was to learn the language using this technique. He also shows you little ways and clues to remember the words and phrases. Just brilliant!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Adele Strusshamn, Norway 17/03/2014
    Adele Strusshamn, Norway 17/03/2014 Member Since 2011

    Heaven is a place with lots of good books.

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    "Enjoyable to learn Italian"

    Soon I will go on a holiday to Italy, and the only word I already know in Italian is "Ciao!", which won't get me far. I have always been a bit reserved in acquiring language learning materials, as most are complex and boring, but this book is the very opposite in my opinion and I am looking forward to beginning on book 2!

    I like Noble's voice, and the way he explains things in a straight forward way. The pauses you get to repeat the sentences and words are perfect - not too short, and not too long - and the italian voice is also soothing and easy to listen to. There are plenty of repetitions, but I don't mind it. Besides, this is done deliberately, to make you remember more easily, and as time progresses you come back to what you have learned earlier on.

    I'm a complete beginner so I found Paul Noble's book very easy and fun to use. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the Italian language.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 17/05/2014
    Robert 17/05/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Nearly Perfect"
    Where does Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The first on language tuition and so undoubtedly the best!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've picked up several useful phrases very quickly.


    What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic tuition. Reminds you of thinks diligently without being patronising and has a friendly style that's easy to listen to.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    The alphabet and numbers were meant to be at the end but didn't appear to be there. This is a fault with Audible's rather than anything else, they obviously didn't think to include it even though it's mentioned by the narrator. Feel a bit shortchanged by that but otherwise this was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew London, United Kingdom 22/04/2014
    Andrew London, United Kingdom 22/04/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Great value, excellent way to learn"
    What made the experience of listening to Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1 the most enjoyable?

    I normally use Michel Thomas method language lessons but initially chose Paul Noble for Italian because of the bad reviews Michel Thomas Italian received. Paul Noble uses a method very similar to Michel Thomas but more methodical and with a native Italian speaker for better pronunciation. On the downside Paul Noble is very slow moving both in terms of progress and slow speaking which I found so irritating that I switched back to Michel Thomas.

    However as I found out, the bad reviews of Michel Thomas Italian are well deserved, so found myself switching back to Paul Noble. This time I set the play speed to x1.25 and this made all the difference.

    To start learning a new language my experience is that Michel Thomas or Paul Noble is a must. Paul Noble is certainly better value than Michel Thomas but you may prefer Michel Thomas' style like I do. However for Italian I'd strongly recommend you choose Paul Noble.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Glemmingebro, Sweden 07/04/2013
    Ian Glemmingebro, Sweden 07/04/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "Could be a bit more challenging"

    This method is clearly for those with no prior knowledge (or even awareness) of any other romance languages. For anyone with a basic knowledge of French, Spanish or Portuguese it comes across as a course for idiots.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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  • Kristin
    sault sainte marie, MI, United States
    12/07/14
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    "bad format"
    What disappointed you about Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1?

    I did not feel this format was beneficial to me at all. It was a waste of money. very disappointed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I did not like the back and forth between the narrator and the Italian speaker.


    What character would you cut from Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    don't buy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chen Yun Jan
    Hong Kong
    25/01/14
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    "Effortless & quickly see the result"
    Where does Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is really good


    What did you like best about this story?

    Complicated grammar but explained well


    Which scene was your favorite?

    connection and cues btw Italian/English


    Any additional comments?

    This is really effortless, and in short time you can speak a long string of useful italian phrases which also give you a lot of interest and confidence in studying Italian

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    BIG FORK, MN, United States
    20/03/13
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    "Learn Italian the tourist way"
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    It's not a bad way to start to learn tourist Italian. You can start to form more sentence using the basics you get here just by increasing your vocabulary. Someone wrote that they didn't trust the italian translation because their italian speaking friend said one of the phrases was not translated correctly. Well, My Italian friends say its ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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